County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,SS.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To E CurtisEdward Curtis & JamesJames Chrity & James MJames M Riley WilliamWilliam
B. Miller Laura W &
ReubenReuben BartlettBartlett Greeting:
You Are Hereby Commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay,
you appear before our Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the County aforesaid, on the 2nd day of March 1852at the hour of 10 AM at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there
to testify, and the truth to say in a certian matter of controversy now pending in our said
Court, wherein LauraLaura , a woman of colour suit for freedom is
plaintiff and HenryHenry B Belt is defendant on the part of the plaintiff and herein you are in no wise to fail.
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office,
in the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 27th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and fifty two.
M S CerreM S CerreClerk C. C.